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Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Review

It has been a derivative year for games. But it’s also been a great year for games. Old material doesn’t mean a bad game, and even when titles like Darksiders were dramatically close to plagiarism, they remain some of the most enjoyable entries this year. Ninja Theory’s Enslaved is an ‘adaptation’ of one of China’s earliest exports: fables. Specifically the Journey to the West, but I would argue that it’s a more accurate ‘adaptation’ of Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia series. Even if it’s monkey see monkey do, does this monkey shine?

Street Fighter versus Tekken Games Debut

You’ve really gone and done it now Japan! In an announcement likely to make fighting game fans everywhere go weak in the knees, Capcom and Namco Bandai announced Street Fighter X Tekken this weekend at the San Diego Comic Con. The game is being developed by Capcom and will pit characters from both long running […]

Impressions: Tekken 6

I had a chance to go hands on with Namco-Bandai’s latest entry into the Tekken series at the recent Playstation Holiday Preview Event.  Tekken 6 is the seventh installment (if you include Tekken Tag Tournament) of the fighting franchise is the first truly next gen entry.  The game continues the story of the King of […]

Katamari Damacy Rolls onto PlayStation 3

Katamari Damacy the oddball franchise from Namco Bandai will finally arrive on Sony’s PlayStation 3 later this year. Katamari Damacy titles have previously appeared on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable.  Katamari Damacy is simple in concept but insane in execution.  The player controls the Prince of the Universe as he rolls up […]